If your Smart phone makes you feel dumb, ramp up your App-titude on Wednesday, February 22, 2:30-4:30 p.m., for a Computer and App Workshop at the library led by local experts in the field. It is sponsored by the Canyon Sages, but all ages are encouraged to come. Bring your laptop, if you have one, and your phone.
During an emergency, your smart phone is not a luxury, but a necessity. “Tweeting works when phones calls, texts and computers may not,” says Scott Ferguson, TCEP’s Social Media Team leader, who will show how to connect to TCEP on Twitter and receive tweets automatically delivered to your phone in the event of a fire. He will also show you how to download the LA County Fire PulsePoint app on your phone and set it up so you for alerts and information.
John Coffer, who leads the weekly Sages Computer Club, will provide a hand-out with a list of commonly used apps, explain how to download an app and set up an account to pay for apps that cost money, using Apple TV and AirPlay, to display the iPhone homepage, on an easy-to-follow large screen. Learn how to use Google Calendar and Google Maps (for bus numbers and routes to Disneyland), and how to contact Uber to get to the airport.
With a valid library card (that needs to be renewed every 3 years), you can get e-books and audiobooks on your smart phone, tablet, or computer for free from the library. Library Manager Oleg Kagan will give you a step-by-step demonstration of how Overdrive and Hoopla work, and maybe even get you started with your first e-book.
Still need an “app-titude adjustment?” Just ask for a one-on-one session following the presentation.
By Michele Johnson